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The Remedy for the Daily Dose of Discouragement | Donna Jones

“Do not be discouraged.” Easier said than done, right? Especially when someone squashes your dream. Or questions your ability. Or criticizes your work. Or has more success than you do. Or when failure knocks you right up the side of the head. It doesn’t take much to make us feel the sting of discouragement. A […]

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The Prayer that Just Might Change Things (and you) | Donna Jones

She moved on Friday. All her worldly belongings arrived two days prior so JP, Kylie and I could get her possessions unpacked and ready for her arrival. We hung her clothes, put away kitchen necessities and waded through old family pictures. “This stuff smells like Grandma” Kylie laughed. JP’s mom left all things familiar—her home, […]

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Figuring Out God’s Will One Step at a Time | Donna Jones

She was a shy teenager, a little awkward as she faced the crowd. That is until you looked at her face. Her face positively glowed. She bravely stood before hundreds of her peers and told about how, knees knocking, she shared the love of Jesus with a friend. How her words of God’s love came […]

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Overwhelmed No More! … by Donna Jones

What do you do when you feel overwhelmed? Not what do you think you should do, but what do you actually do? Last week was Spring Break in our area so we took the week off to rest, relax and play. Over the weekend I spoke at a conference. Last week’s rest and the weekend’s […]

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Grab A Towel | In the Spotlight with Donna Jones

This morning on my way to speak to a group of moms at a local church I had an odd revelation: I wipe my kitchen counter at least three times a day. Am I completely nuts? Do I have OCD? No. This is just life for most of us who live with multiple people occupying the […]

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God’s To-Do List | In the Spotlight with Donna Jones

Are you a list maker or a “live by the seat of your pants” girl? I like my “to do” list. It keeps me on task. Except when it doesn’t. Like this week. Interruptions, spur of the moment events (some of them fun; some not-so-much), unforeseen traffic jams and plain old summer laziness converged to […]

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In The Spotlight | Why You May be More Christ-like than You Think | Donna Jones

Somewhere along the way I lost perspective. For as long as I can remember I’ve equated serving God with helping “those people over there”. The orphans in Africa. The poor in our inner cities. The crowds who line up at the food bank my daughter and I volunteer for. My concept of godliness also included […]

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In The Spotlight | Hope When Your Day Doesn’t Seem so Good | Donna Jones

What we call “Good Friday” now, seemed anything but good on the day Christ died; it seemed hopeless, ugly and dark. Steeped in defeat, it left Christ’s followers stunned, grieved, confused and hurt. How could something like this possibly be God’s plan? How could such injustice be right? Something a good God could allow? Would […]

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Favorite Things Friday | Donna Jones

It’s that time of week … time to get to know one of our speakers and authors, Donna Jones, and to find out a few of her favorite things. A popular international conference, retreat and event speaker, Donna has inspired women for over 18 years. She’s the author of three books, including her latest, SEEK: A […]

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CSS Christmas Series | Seeking Christmas | Donna Jones

seek /sēk/ verb attempt to find (something). synonyms: search for, try to find, look for, be on the lookout for, be after, hunt for, be in quest of Seek.  This time of year we’re all doing it.  We seek to find the right gifts.  We seek to make special memories.  We seek to find time to decorate our homes. We seek sales.  […]

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In The Spotlight | 21 Ways to Avoid Divorce Court … and Murder | Donna Jones

Have you ever thought, “If I’d only known then….?” Now that our youngest child has entered the world of the college freshman, I’ve become a little reflected lately.  So today I’m sharing 21 things I’ve learned in the past twenty plus years of being a wife and a mom.  If you’re in a life stage […]

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Recommended Reading | SEEK | Donna Jones

The market is chockfull of books and Bible studies for well-seasoned believers, but what about the woman who longs to know God but has never cracked open a Bible? Seek is a refreshingly real look at the fundamentals of the Christian faith, written for the woman who doesn’t know Jacob from Job. Readers will discover […]

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Recommended Reading | RAISING KIDS WITH GOOD MANNERS | Donna Jones

Studies show that kids who are well-mannered are more confident and successful and have better relationships. What parent doesn’t crave that for their child? In this practical book, parents, teachers, and child-care providers will discover the keys to raising well-mannered children–with results in less than six weeks. From training a two-year-old to say “please” to […]

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In The Spotlight | I SAY YES | Donna Jones

The phone call came exactly fourteen days ago, now. It was her first day college.  Thousands of miles away from home for the very first time in her life—and in mine—she had already been housed in her dorm room for nearly two weeks when my phone rang.  She’d successfully unpacked her belongings in what is […]